Our season schedule contains the audition and performance dates for our six mainstage shows. We will post more details at least two weeks in advance of each audition.
Unless otherwise specified on the audition page, auditions are as follows:
- Auditions are on a Sunday and Monday at 7:00pm. The doors will open at 6:30.
- Auditioners only need to attend one day but may attend both. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No prior experience or resume is required.
- When you arrive, please fill out an audition form including contact information, prior experience (if any), expected rehearsal conflicts, and desired roles.
- A prepared piece is not required.
- After the two nights of auditions, callbacks will usually not be necessary.
- Every auditioner will be notified by phone of their result, before the full cast list is announced publicly.
- Surfside does not precast roles... ever.
Auditions will consist of:
Musicals & Non-Musicals
Cold readings from the script
Each auditioneer will be taught a 30 second selection of music from the show
Each auditioneer will be taught a15 second dance / staged movement routine
Audition Dates : Sept 22nd & 23rd (7pm)
Show Dates: November 8 - 24
LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI (30’s - 40’s): Sweetly endearing local Boston detective who
idolizes the world of musical theatre and has reveled in the thrill of performing in community
theatre. Called upon to solve the murder of the star of “Robbin’ Hood” (a musical intended for
Broadway that is currently out of town in Boston), Cioffi is very good at his job and, lamentably,
married to his work. He is instantly smitten with ingénue Niki Harris. The undisputed central
character of the musical. Requires deft and charming comedy, good singing, solid dancing in
one extended “Fred and Ginger” number.
NIKI HARRIS (20's-early 30's) Pretty, almost too innocent ingénue, a local performer in a small
role hoping “Robbin’ Hood” will be the Boston production that at last takes her to Broadway.
Love interest for Lieutenant Cioffi, apparently reciprocated. Requires a legit soprano and strong
dancing in an extended “Fred and Ginger” number.
GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30’s – mid-40’s, similar age to AARON) Female half of our showwithin-a-show’s songwriting team on the lyric-writing side. Ends up taking on the leading lady
role. Must sing and dance extremely well.
CARMEN BERNSTEIN (45-65) Brash and brassy Broadway producer. Terrific comedic actress
with a belt.
AARON FOX (30’s - 40's, similar age to GEORGIA) The composer of the show-within-the-show.
His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife, from whom he's separated but for whom he
still pines. He's a handsome, intense, somewhat tortured artist-type. Requires a strong vocalist
SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (Late 50’s-Mid 60’s): The always-angry, sleazy, philandering producer of
the out-of-town flop. Sidney is rough around the edges and completely self-serving. Requires a
cartoon-like character actor who is funny on arrival. No singing required.
CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) English director. Very camp. Very droll. Noel Coward meets
Addison DeWitt meets Clifton Webb. Requires a superb comic actor.
BAMBI “BERNÉT” (Early 20's-early 30's) Performer in the chorus, daughter of Carmen, stepdaughter of Sidney. Genuinely brassy and artificially blonde. Hungry to work her way out of the chorus; many think she was only hired because of her mother. She surprises everyone, however, when she shows genuine dancing and singing talent when at last called upon.
Requires great dancing, strong “street-smart dumb blonde” comedy, and singing.
OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65): from the garment district and sole investor in “Robbin’ Hood.” A
likeably gruff man who knows nothing about theatre and frets over every dime of his that’s
spent. Requires good “rough around the edges” comedy and singing.
BOBBY PEPPER (30’s to early 40’s, similar age as Georgia and Aaron) The Gene Kelly of
“Robbin’ Hood,” its choreographer and male star, and a handsome rival to Aaron for Georgia’s
affection. Requires strong dancing, singing, comedy.
DARYL GRADY (30’s-40’s): Caustic and smug theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper.
Patronizingly pompous, enjoys using his power to make or break shows during their Boston
tryouts. Does not require strong singing or dancing.
JOHNNY HARMON (30's-60's) (the role can be played by a woman) Stage Manager of the
show-within-the-show, and both drill sergeant and mother hen to the cast. Barks orders but has
a pleasant side as well, he keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal
process. Comic actor who can sing.
JESSICA CRANSHAW (40’s-60’s) Faded Hollywood star, a grand diva with no right to be one,
and a plague to the show-with-the-show and to her cast. An absolutely dreadful singer and inept
actress who stars in the show-within-a-show and gets murdered on its opening night in Boston.
Must be skillful enough to sing hilariously out-of-tune and ineptly, and adroit enough to dance
perfectly out of step with the rest of the cast. Appears only in the first minutes of the musical; on
Broadway, this performer then adopted a different look and became part of the ensemble.
RANDY DEXTER (20’s – 30’s) a member of the singing & dancing ensemble featured in
“Kansasland,” pleasant but with a sensitive side.
HARV FREMONT (20’s – 30’s) a member of the singing & dancing ensemble who bears a
ROBERTA WOOSTER (20’s – 30’s) a member of the singing & dancing ensemble who speaks from
ENSEMBLE 6 male and 6 females. Singing a must.
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